Some of the Best Places to Dine Outside in Norfolk
Published date: August 2020
There’s something special about eating great food outdoors when the sun is shining, and in Norfolk you are spoilt for choice. There are many establishments offering outdoor dining, from hotels, pubs and restaurants to cafes and tearooms. Enjoy dining outside in pretty courtyards and gardens to those with views of the spectacular Norfolk coastline, on the water’s edge to rural locations surrounded by rolling countryside. Eating al-fresco has never been more popular, here are some of the best places to enjoy dining outdoors in Norfolk.
The White Horse Inn
Their fresh locally caught shellfish is just one of the attractions at the White Horse Inn in Brancaster. Combine this with spectacular views across the north Norfolk coastline, overlooking lobster pots, salt marshes and Scolt Head Island, enjoy one of the best outdoor dining experiences in Norfolk at The White Horse Inn.
The White Horse Inn, Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BY
The Fur and Feather Inn
Enjoy both classic dishes and more unusual fare in the pub’s pretty garden, complete with a pond. With real ale brewed by Woodforde’s, right next door, this pub ticks all the boxes and is located close to the beautiful Norfolk Broads.
The Fur and Feather Inn, Slad Lane, Woodbastwick, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6HQ
The Rose & Crown
Traditional pub favourites as well as more unusual dishes can be found at The Rose & Crown in the pretty village of Snettisham. Their delightful walled garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind and enjoy great food outdoors when the weather is fine.
The Rose & Crown, Old Church Road, Snettisham, Norfolk, PE31 7LX
On the coast road between West Runton and Cromer, Rocky Bottoms serves fresh, local seafood and other beautifully prepared dishes. Enjoy outside seating and stunning views of the north Norfolk coast and lots of fresh sea air!
Rocky Bottoms, Cromer Road, West Runton, Norfolk, NR27 9QA
The Rising Sun
This popular riverside pub and restaurant is in an idyllic spot in the pretty Norfolk village of Coltishall, overlooking the River Bure. Enjoy great food and drink outdoors with picturesque riverside views.
The Rising Sun, 28 Wroxham Road, Coltishall, Norfolk, NR12 7EA
The Two Lifeboats
Named after the Augusta & Duncan lifeboats that rescued a crew of eight from the wreck of the Norwegian brig Caroline on December 6th 1882, The Two Lifeboats public house has stunning views of the north Norfolk coastline from their outside seating area at the front of the pub. Enjoy good food and drink and some of the best views of Sheringham beach and spectacular sunsets.
The Two Lifeboats, 2 High Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8JR
This uniquely positioned hotel stands on the banks of the River Bure and overlooks a beautiful stretch of the Norfolk Broads. Located in the village of Wroxham, often referred to as the capital of the Broads, there is ample outside seating with great riverside views.
The Wroxham, The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8AJ
The Kings Head
Situated a stone’s throw from the quaint market town of Holt, The Kings Head in Letheringsett offers great food and drink and a lovely enclosed country garden that is surrounded by beautiful parkland. Enjoy coffee, a relaxing drink, lunch or dinner outside in a gorgeous setting when the weather is fine.
The Kings Head, Holt Road, Letheringsett, Norfolk, NR25 7AR
Heydon Village Teashop
Take a step back in time at Heydon Village Teashop and enjoy eating outdoors overlooking a cluster of picture postcard cottages and pretty village green. Light lunches, cakes and savouries along with idyllic views makes this the perfect place to enjoy delicious food outside, unwind and relax.
Heydon Village Teashop, The Street, Heydon, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6AD
The Burston Crown
The Burston Crown is a 16th century building with an expansive beer garden, in the pretty village of Burston, close to Diss in south Norfolk. Find excellent food and an extensive drinks menu that can be enjoyed in the tranquil garden setting when the sun is shining.
The Burston Crown, Mill Road, Burston, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 5TW
The Kings Arms
In the popular seaside town of Great Yarmouth, The Kings Arms has a lovely beer garden with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is a stone’s throw from the Market Place and adjacent to St Nicholas Church. Its pretty garden and sheltered patio area is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the town centre and a great place to soak up some sun whilst enjoying a drink and something to eat.
The Kings Arms, 229 Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1BG